Young Adult Cancer Camp

Information about yacc 2023 coming soon

Young Adult Cancer Camp 2022 was a huge success! We are currently in the early planning stages for next year's camp, so stay tuned!

For now, enjoy this amazing recap video by Al Marschke at BlueMars Media

Overview

****REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED****

YASU and Elephants and Tea are excited to announce our new partnership, the YA Cancer Camp! Both organizations have grown in the past two years, and we have met several amazing humans in the YA cancer community.

The YA Cancer Camp will be an opportunity to unite our communities for a new sleep-away style camp for a fun and relaxing weekend getaway.

You can make the weekend as activity-filled or as relaxing as you want it to be! A day at YA Cancer Camp can look like breakfast, activities/chill time, lunch, activities/chill time, dinner, and a bonfire each night! The fees include all main meals, snacks, linens, lodging, all activities, and a weekend you’ll never forget!

After registering, we will send you a confirmation email, along with a FAQ and checklist of what to bring to camp. We can’t wait to see you in September…in person!

Want to watch our on-demand Q&A webinar about the camp? Click here.

Want a PDF version of the Q&A webinar slides about camp? Click here

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE ABLE TO PROVE YOU ARE VACCINATED AND HAVE ONE BOOSTER SHOT TO BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR CAMP.

About Our Organizations
Elephants and Tea
Our mission is to help adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients, survivors and caregivers know they are not alone in their fight with cancer. The Elephant in the room is cancer. Tea is the relief conversation provides. Elephants and Tea is the nonprofit media brand and a dba of the Steven G. Cancer Foundation.
YASU has the largest community in Western PA for young adult cancer survivors and their co- survivors (with virtual programming outreached on a national level), providing them the ability to cope and thrive from emotional, social, and financial support under professional guidance and with peers who understand and can relate.
About The Camp

Our Goal

Our Goal

Bring in 200 patients, survivors, and caregivers to our inaugural camp for a relaxing getaway to unwind, connect with old friends, and meet new friends who know what it’s like to face cancer!

When

When

Thursday, September 1st - Sunday, September 4th, 2022. Check in is between 2 - 4:30 pm EDT on Thursday. Check out is after breakfast on Sunday.

Where

Where

The YA Cancer Camp will be in Western Pennsylvania at YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer.

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

Young adult cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and co-survivors (diagnosed when aged 18-39) are welcome to attend from anywhere in the USA. No children allowed.

Sleeping Arrangements

Sleeping Arrangements

The cabins we will stay in over the weekend come equipped with multiple sets of bunk beds. Be prepared to share a room with several new friends!

Cost

Cost

Cost for the camp is $150, which includes lodging, linens, all meals and snack, activities, swag bag, and t-shirt!

Deadline to Register

Deadline for Registration

July 31st but will close once 200 campers register!

Vaccination Requirement

COVID-19 Policy

All attendees must submit proof of vaccination (initial dose plus boosters as recommended by the CDC).
Questions?

Questions? Please contact Lisa@elephantsandtea.com or Lindsey@yasurvivors.org

Registration IS NOW CLOSED
Thank You to our Sponsors